What is ‘Literary Fiction’? I know what Wikipedia says about it:
In broad terms, literary fiction focuses more on style, psychological depth, and character, the plot may or may not be important.
This is generally what I write (and what I like to read), but when someone asks me I am always reticent to say ‘literary fiction’. Using the word ‘literary’ seems to be an overly self-congratulatory term to describe your own work.
Does that sound neurotic? And how would you classify your own writing?